With planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, astronomers have discovered 1,235 candidate planets orbiting other suns since the Kepler mission’s search for Earth-like worlds began in 2009.
Earth won’t always be fit for occupation. We know that in two billion years or so, an expanding sun will boil away our oceans, leaving
Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical – at least 50 billion planets in the
In recent years, extrasolar moons, or exomoons, have become exciting to astronomers because of the myriad of properties they could exhibit that we don’t see
David Latham -Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: “It could happen almost any time now. We now have the technological capability to identify Earth-like planets around the